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Easy on the homework

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Easy on the homework

  BY ROBERT B. ROQUE, JR.     Learning should be fun. But we have to admit that the coronavirus pandemic has robbed our young learners of campus life – a big part of what makes formal education an enjoyable experience. This became evident when classes in public schools opened last week, amid challenges that […]

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One more chance?

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One more chance?

  BY ROBERT B. ROQUE, JR.     Rocked by a P15-billion (probably more) anomaly, the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. is in a rut. Imagine the great Westerns showing the cowboy buried with only his head sticking out of the ground? That’s pretty much the type of hole corrupt officials dug up for the PhilHealth. […]

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Red flags in Facebook

  BY ROBERT B. ROQUE, JR.     Mainstream media went abuzz when Facebook took down 57 FB accounts for allegedly spreading disinformation. The bigger anomaly, though, is that these FB accounts of “fake” content, which had 276,000 followers, were linked to the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) or the Philippine National Police (PNP). […]

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Enemy within?

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Enemy within?

  BY ROBERT B. ROQUE, JR.     The clock is ticking, and it seems that China and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) are still worlds apart in completing a Code of Conduct (COC) for the South China Sea by the end of their three-year deadline in 2021. At present, Manila plays a […]

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180-degree turn?

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180-degree turn?

  BY ROBERT ROQUE JR.     Remember the presidentiable who said he’d ride on a jet ski to Scarborough Shoal and plant the Philippine Flag on a China-built airfield? Actually, that was quite a trick; because there’s no such structure built on Scarborough as there are in nearly every other territory of ours in […]

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Performance tasks, again!

  BY ROBERT B. ROQUE, JR.     A year ago, I pondered on the plight of students just like my Grade 11 daughter. Almost every night, from early evening until the wee hours, I saw her conducting research, writing, and printing homework called performance tasks or “PTs”. While I understood that homework is about […]

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